Connecticut commuters can expect delays and limited service this week as MTA Metro North Railroad crews continue to repair damage from the Friday evening passenger-train collision in Bridgeport, Conn.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said commuters, both drivers and train riders, will be affected throughout the week.
About 30,000 rail commuters per day are affected by the service disruption.... » more
Your cellphone may get service in some subway tunnels sooner than you thought.
A pilot program to test AT&T and T-Mobile service along the A/C/E line between 14th and 23rd streets is set to start in late May, an official with Transit Wireless told amNewYork in an interview on Thursday. It aims to test methods of covering “short-run” tunnels, those shorter than half a mile.
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More of the underground is going high tech, as officials Thursday are set to announce the completion of Wi-Fi and cellular service wiring in 30 subway stations in Manhattan, sources told amNewYork.
Times Square, Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle and other stations, mostly on the West Side, stretching between 18th and 96th streets, are part of the Phase 1 of the service rollout, which has... » more
Late night Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens straphangers will have to make changes this week.
The MTA's Fastrack repair program will take place on the N, R and Q lines between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Monday until Friday.
During those hours, the N won't be running in Manhattan, Q trains will run normally in Brooklyn but operate on the D line in Manhattan, and R service will end in Queens... » more
The feds are doling out another $164.2 million to help area transit agencies pay for superstorm Sandy-related costs.
The MTA is receiving an additional $756,915, bringing the total amount reimbursed to almost $194 million. Some of the funds cover the restoration of A train service to the Rockaways, a disruption affecting 30,000 riders each day.
Work on the rail is scheduled to be completed... » more
MTA fare hikes go into effect on Sunday, and some straphangers are "swiping back."
A group of anti-fare hike riders is trying to "boycott" the hike by buying unlimited MetroCards and swiping commuters in, the group said.
“We would boycott the subway, if we could. But since it’s an essential public service, we need it, to get to our jobs and live our lives," the... » more
Your MetroCard is going to get a little pricier this weekend, as the MTA’s sweeping 2013 fare hike kicks in Sunday.
Under the new fare system, monthly unlimited MetroCards will rise to $112, an $8 increase. Weekly cards will cost a dollar more at $30, and the base fare for a single ride will increase by a quarter to $2.50. The pay-per-ride bonus will drop to 5% from 7%, but will kick in at... » more
The MTA will be shutting down the A train service at Washington Heights and Inwood stops for four nights this week as part of the FASTRACK repair program.
There will be no trains between 207 Street and 168 Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday to Friday. Straphangers can take the No. 1 train or the M4 bus as an alternative.
During those hours, crews will be repairing tracks and signals.... » more
One man died and another miraculously escaped death Wednesday in separate incidents on subway tracks, officials said.
In the first incident, a man jumped in front of the southbound F train at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Island station in Queens around 11 a.m., officials said, delaying service in both directions for about an hour. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
In the second incident,... » more
Where is the love?
About 38% of respondents in an Internet poll by the Straphangers Campaign asking riders to choose what they loved most about subways and buses picked "convenience" -- but another 31% said "I don't use the word 'love' in the same sentence with 'MTA.'
Surprisingly, just 5% of the 249 respondents selected "fare discounts." This was disheartening... » more